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Richard Illingworth
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Richard Illingworth

England|Bowler
Richard Illingworth

INTL CAREER: 1991 - 1996

Full Name

Richard Keith Illingworth

Born

August 23, 1963, Greengates, Bradford, Yorkshire

Age

58y 97d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox

Playing Role

Bowler

relations

Other

Umpire

TEAMS

A steady left-arm spinner with a clipped moustache and a gentle manner, Illingworth snared his wickets by bowling maidens and building up pressure. He later added greater turn to his repertoire, but it was for his reliability as much as anything that England chose him in 1991 for the one-day and Test teams. Illingworth took a wicket with his first ball in Tests, but the selectors rightly decided that his style was better suited to the shorter form, and he was a miserly member of the side that reached the 1992 World Cup final. Although he made a Test comeback in 1995 and toured South Africa with some success that winter, Illingworth never managed to fight off the more talented Phil Tufnell for long enough to become a regular. For Worcestershire he was a gritty No. 8 and made three centuries as nightwatchman, but after 18 years on the staff, he was sidelined in 2000, and his request for a one-day contract for 2001 was turned down. Derbyshire promptly signed him on a two-year contract, but he drifted out of the game at the end of 2002. He was appointed to the full list of first-class umpires for the 2006 season. Lawrence Booth

Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test9131485615194/966/15032.362.4878.1100
ODI252515011059303/333/3335.304.2350.0000
FC37665868262138317/5031.542.3879.2276
List A38116918111574125/245/2427.083.9541.0820
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test91471282818.2839932.080015050
ODI25115681411.3311957.14004080
FC3764351227027120*22.454211610
List A38118587145853*14.8701930
Umpire & Referee
FormatMatUmpireTV Umpire
Test815724
ODI1297158
T20I312110
WTEST11
WODI66
WT20I14131
FC1331312
List A1281244
T2020418519
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Photos


Match officials (L-R) Richard Illingworth, Chris Gaffaney, Javagal Srinath, and Ahsan Raza, march towards the pitch
Umpires Richard Illingworth and Michael Gough take a stroll around the park
R Ashwin has a bowl
The light meter made several appearances at the WTC final
Umpire Richard Illingworth offers a soft signal on a caught behind appeal against Virat Kohli - which was overturned by the third umpire
The team of match officials for the WTC final: Alex Wharf, Richard Illingworth, Chris Broad, Michael Gough and Richard Kettleborough